Writing this column after a short break. Important things which happened in the interim are:
Chennai and all parts of Tamilnadu were battered with rains over the last 10 days. For the last 3 days it has been better with no or little rains. Widespread damage of property and loss of lives reported across Tamilnadu. Once again, the Chennai roads were completed unmotorable during the most part of last week and led to long traffic jams. It took more than an hour for me to reach my office which is 6 kms from my house. Roads definitely need better maintenance.
Stock markets crashed last Monday 17 Dec by more than 750 points and consolidated for the rest of the week. Today, the markets have gained more than 690 points are so, thereby completely erasing the fall.
Seriously looking for buying a piece of land in the Sriperumbudur - Kancheepuram stretch. Visited Kanchipuram three times in the last one month for identifying the suitable property. The primary reason for looking at Kancheepuram now is one it is a temple town and second, the most important thing, the Tamilnadu Government is promoting the Chennai - Bangalore Highway as an Industrial Corridor similar to Mumbai-Delhi Industrial corridor. A separate post on this follows.
Couple of my friends and relatives bought/decided to buy entry level cars and there was interesting comparison between Maruti Wagon R and Hyundai Santro. Finally both of them decided to go for Hyundai Santro. Will write about the points discussed for and against each of them separately.